Public interest in treatment solutions for the lower face and neck is steadily on the rise in many plastic surgery practices. The effects of aging and gravity are particularly harsh on the chin, jawline, and neck. Fortunately, it is never too late to address these problems and improve your appearance.
If you are bothered by signs of aging in your lower face and/or neck, the team at The Plastic Surgery Group can help. Our experience and mastery of aesthetic techniques can give you the naturally rejuvenated appearance you desire.
No two patients are exactly alike, so we offer a range of treatment options. Read on as we discuss our most effective solutions for treating signs of aging in the lower face and neck.
Sometimes a non-surgical solution like Botox injections can improve the appearance of wrinkles on the neck. Botox temporarily relaxes the platysma muscles of the neck to soften vertical necklines or “bands.” As the platysma muscles relax, the overlying skin smooths out and the area under the chin looks more youthful.
Dermal fillers are another non-surgical solution to improve the appearance of the skin on the neck and along the jawline. When injected strategically into these areas, fillers can help the skin look smoother and firmer, even providing a slight lift. Fillers are commonly used to enhance the jawline, creating a more defined chin and greater demarcation between the lower face and neck.
In cases where wrinkling, sagging and other signs of aging are more severe, surgery may be needed to turn back the clock. The neck lift is a comprehensive answer to excess neck fat, vertical banding, jowls, a double chin, and overall poor neck contour.
With a neck lift, the plastic surgeon tightens loose muscles and tissue, removes excess skin and fat, and re-drapes the skin more smoothly over the neck. The procedure is performed through incisions that start in front of the earlobes and run through the hairline behind the ear; sometimes, a second incision is created underneath the chin. The location of the incisions ensures that scarring is very discreet.
Neck lift requires a recovery period of a few weeks and it can take several months to see the final results. However, the results are more dramatic and longer-lasting than what can be achieved with non-surgical treatments.
Conservative liposuction can rejuvenate the upper neckline by removing pockets of unwanted fat. As long as the neck skin is firm and elastic, and the deeper structures, like the platysma muscles, are in good shape, liposuction is a useful way to redefine the neck contours.
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To determine the anti-aging treatment or procedure that will give you the results you desire, please schedule a consultation with our team of plastic surgery experts at The Plastic Surgery Group.